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Sale 1218 — The "Dubois" Collection of Important Prestamp Covers and Postal Markings of British North America, 1694-1861

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 March, 2020

Category — Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2103
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2103, Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town), Neat Hillier circular datestamp with manuscript date on “Money” letter

(Hillier to Picton, Jan. 5, 1848). Clear strike of “Hillier” circular handstamp with manuscript “5 Jany 48” and matching “PAID” and “4-1/2” handstamps on folded letter to Picton, manuscript “Money” written across top indicating this was a Money Letter, Picton Jul. 5 arrival backstamp (in error), Very Fine, an attractive Money Letter cover with contents stating this included “two dollars”

E. 400-500
400
2104
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2104, Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town), Scarce “Post Office Horton” double-circle with manuscript date

(Horton to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jun. 26, 1827). Partly readable strike of “Post Office Horton” double-circle with manuscript “26 June 27” (Jephcott 46, MacDonald 47) on folded letter to Sir Rupert Dennis George in Halifax, manuscript “On Service” along top but rated “1d” for Halifax delivery, Very Fine and scarce, the addressee, Sir Rupert Dennis George, was the Provincial Secretary for Nova Scotia, ex Young, Saint and Dr. Clark

E. 200-300
110
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2105
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2105, Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town)One of two known Lachine manuscript town markings on a Hudson Bay & Co, One of two known Lachine manuscript town markings on a Hudson Bay & CoOne of two known Lachine manuscript town markings on a Hudson Bay & Co. folded cover

(Lachine to Kingston, Aug. 20, 1842). Red “Lachine, 20th August 1842” manuscript postmark on folded cover to John Davidson, Commissioner of Crown Lands in Kingston, rated “9”, docketing on bottom flap “James Keith, H.B. (Hudson Bay) House Lachine Aug. 20/42, for...survey of Saguenay (River)”, Very Fine, only two Lachine manuscript markings are recorded, the addressee, James Keith (1782-1851), was superintendent of the Montreal department of the Hudson Bay & Co. office until his retirement about a year after this letter in 1843, ex de Volpi and Sanderson

E. 400-500
225
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2106
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2106, Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town), Scarce Matilda manuscript postmark

(Matilda to Toronto, Feb. 8, 1841). Manuscript “Matilda, 8th Feby 1841” postmark and “Paid 11” on folded letter to Toronto, Very Fine and scarce, the Post Office in Matilda opened in 1828 but it was not until 1851 that a handstamp is recorded, ex Sanderson

E. 200-300
0
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2107
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2107, Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town), Beautifully struck Niagara double-oval datestamp with split yeardate

(Niagara to Montreal, Jan. 8, 1818). Excellent strike of “Niagara U. Canada, Jan. 8, 1818” double-oval datestamp on folded letter to Montreal, manuscript “paid 2N4” at top right indicating payment of double rate for 301-400 miles (should have quadruple rate), Very Fine, a scarce first oval type datestamp of Niagara used 1817-21, ex Sanderson

E. 200-300
180
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2108
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2108, Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town), Handsome Quebec with circles handstamp on cover to Montreal

(Quebec to Montreal, Feb. 17, 1817). Fairly clear “Quebec FE 17, 1817” with large fleuron circular datestamp on back of folded cover to Montreal, neatly struck “Quebec Paid” with circles and manuscript “9”, minor internal tape reinforcement, Very Fine, ex Sanderson

E. 200-300
130
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2109
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2109, Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town)Manuscript St. Charles postmark on cover written in St, Manuscript St. Charles postmark on cover written in StManuscript St. Charles postmark on cover written in St. Hyacinth

(St. Hyacinth to East Stanstead, Aug. 8, 1830). Lengthy folded letter datelined in St. Hyacinth on Aug. 8, 1830 with manuscript “St. Charles 12 August 1830” postmark along top, addressed to East Stanstead, rated “4-1/2 (+) Forward 2-1/2 (=) 7”, red “St. Johns” circle backstamp with manuscript Aug. 17, 1830 date, Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
700
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2110
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2110, Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town), The Vittoria Long Point oval is one of the rarest Canadian datestamps

(Vittoria Long Point to Johnstowne, Jul. 29, 1819). Bold strike of “Vittoria Long Point, U. Canada, July 29, 1819” double-oval datestamp with manuscript “9” rate on folded cover to Johnstowne, rated “1N3”, cover with couple reinforced folds, Very Fine, one of the rarest markings of Upper Canada, especially this choice, ex Greene and Sanderson

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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2111
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2111, Other Canadian Town Markings (by Town), The scarce Windsor double-circle with manuscript date

(Windsor to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mar. 14, 1827). Clear “Post Office Windsor” double-circle with manuscript “March 14 -27” on long folded letter to William Blowers Bliss in Halifax, manuscript “4-1/2 (+1) (=) 5-1/2” for rate to Halifax and local delivery, Very Fine, a surprisingly scarce marking, the addressee, William Blowers Bliss (1795-1874), was a lawyer, judge and politician, he assisted in advocating for a charter to create the Bank of Nova Scotia where he later served as a director, ex Dr. Clark

E. 400-500
325
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